A RARE bottle of the oldest whisky ever released by Macallan – also believed to be the oldest whisky ever launched by a distillery – is being auctioned by online whisky auction platform Whisky Hammer.

The auction, launched last night, will run until 7pm on October 25 with a starting price of £10,000 for The Macallan 78 Year-Old, the oldest of the distillery’s new Red Collection.

The online auction features over 3000 lots, from everyday drams to investment-grade iconic bottles, and represents Whisky Hammer’s largest online auction to-date.

There is expected to be worldwide interest.